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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 31, what are said to be encoded in the myths?
2. In Chapter 36, what did Hancock explore?
3. What is the "Great Return"?
4. What does the Piri Reis map provide?
5. What did Hancock's researcher do in Chapter 50?
Short Essay Questions
1. Was Hipparchus the first to know about precession?
2. In Chapter 38, how did the Egyptians manage to drill through granite without the necessary tools?
3. Is Hancock correct in his assertion that what he discovered that has already happened, can happen again?
4. What message did Hancock wish to send to mankind in Chapter 52?
5. What is the cycle of precession?
6. In Chapter 36, which explanation for the pyramids with empty coffins is the most plausible?
7. How did Hancock resolve the absence of any lost continent in Chapter 50?
8. Why did the Greeks build the Great Pyramid with engineering accuracy, whose costs seem to far exceed any benefit?
9. Explain why seasons occur in different hemispheres.
10. Was Jane Sellers correct about the key astronomical numbers playing minor roles in the Osiris myths?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Hancock noted that the granite portcullis in the Great Pyramid (pictured on page 329) seems to serve no purpose other than to make an explorer wonder why and how huge stones are moved and installed in narrow passages. Did he consider any other possible purposes? What did he ultimately conclude?
Essay Topic 2
Describe how the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012, and many other ancient myths contain a similar warning. What did Hancock think we should do with this information?
Essay Topic 3
Is this book more about the Earth itself or the civilizations who have populated it? Is there a relationship between the two, or are they separate issues that the author explored in his quest to solve mysteries?
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